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Online coffee mornings for parents and families of deaf children

Photo: Family sitting and chatting over a cup of tea and biscuits.

Join us for our new series of informal online sessions

While we can't meet up face-to-face, we're inviting families from across the UK to join us online for an informal coffee and a chat.

At our “drop in on Zoom” sessions, you’ll meet other parents, take part in activities and find out valuable information. You’ll also get a chance to meet our family and deaf presenter volunteers and hear about their experiences of parenting too.

Book the sessions that interest you. Join us at all of them if you like!

Upcoming online sessions 

Christmas stories and signs

Tuesday 1 December 10.30-11.30am

Suitable for families with children aged 0-4 years.

Join us as we enjoy some Christmas stories and learn some important Christmas signs.

Christmas coffee morning

Monday 21 December 11am - 12 noon

Join the Helen, Carla and the team to start off your Christmas Celebrations Zoom-style, as we enjoy an informal, fun, interactive coffee morning, and a chance to chat together.

We are expecting a very special guest to join us, as well as all our families.

Don’t forget your mince pies!

How to join

As long as you have access to any computer, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection then you'll be able to access our online coffee mornings.

When you sign up online, you'll receive all the information you need about how to join via Zoom.

Communication support

Closed captioning and BSL interpreters will be available. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]org.uk.

Meet our lovely hosts

Barbara, Carla and Helen from our Family Programmes team will be on hand to answer any of your questions at our coffee mornings.

Barbara Wilson, Children and Families Support Officer

Barbara is one of our Children and Family Support Officers from Northern Ireland and has many years’ experience of supporting families with babies and pre-school age children. She’ll be on hand with our experts to meet you.

Carla Rose-Hardman, Head of Family Programmes and Involvement

Carla has worked with families in a variety of charity settings for 18 years, and has been with the National Deaf Children's Society for 6 years. She is passionate about ensuring our Family Programme meets the needs of all families. She also works with parents and carers to get them involved with us and have an impact on what we do, as well as the local services in their area.

Helen Ingram, Families Programmes Operational Manager

Helen has been with the National Deaf Children's Society for over 10 years. She makes sure our Family Programme Events, both face to face and online, run as smoothly as possible. She is keen to make sure that families get all the information they need to best support their child.